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Yemen Demands Our Urgent Action

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Khulood lived with her grandmother and father in Haradh area, which was subjected to heavy aerial bombardment that destroyed many facilities in the area. Khulood’s grandmother reported that several people from her neighborhood have lost their lives due to cholera. (Photo: Gabreez for Oxfam).

Yemen is now in its fourth year of a civil war that has pulled in numerous regional entities, leading to what the United Nations has called “the world’s worst man-made humanitarian disaster.”

U.N. Humanitarian Chief Mark Lowcock recently told NPR’s All Things Considered, “There is now a clear and present danger of an imminent and great, big famine engulfing Yemen – much bigger than anything any professional in this field has seen during their working lives.” Read More

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